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Offline hesham

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2018, 03:33:49 am »
Very good books of course,

and Harpia by Arabic means by English Military.

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #106 on: October 20, 2018, 06:29:32 am »
For anyone interested: Closely following and complementing the two recent books on the Chinese Naval Aviation (April 2018) and the regular Air Force (due out in October 2018), with this third volume on the Army Aviation all three major PLA branches are covered.

http://www.harpia-publishing.com/futurebooks

https://twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1053633896888369152

Hope you like them   ;)
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #107 on: December 01, 2018, 06:33:21 am »
And for all interested part 2 of the promised update

plus the regular 12-page animated preview:

http://www.harpia-publishing.com/galleries/MCW18/index.html

... and for anyone interested, part 3 is already in the making.


I must admit; I need to be a bit nasty on a certain “unique” issue   >:(

A more or less well known member at several forums from India asked me for a review copy of my  “Modern Chinese Warplane” book, with the offer, it would surely be of interest in India as well and that he would publish a review – maybe even several – in return ....

 So, said, done ... in the meantime, several weeks have passed and now – after I asked him once again, what will become of his promise in return to the not quite cheap delivery to India – he answered not me, but secretly my publisher: In India, nobody wants a review on a book in which wrong maps showing India in the wrong borders were used or shown.   :o ??? :-\

Again, he gave neither me nor the publisher an explanation but now I found this - forgive me - funny scheme:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr-consent/?destination=%2fnews%2fworldviews%2fwp%2f2016%2f05%2f06%2fcartographers-beware-india-warns-of-15-million-fine-for-maps-it-doesnt-like%2f%3fnoredirect%3don%26utm_term%3d.cf21da5164f0&noredirect=on&utm_term=.4716952043cd

https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/07/05/2016/Cartographers-beware-India-warns-of-$15-million-fine-for-false-maps


Although it is explicitly stated in the text that these territories are "controversial" and that the book "explicitly" shows the Chinese view of things, it seems to be irrelevant.   ;D

What a kindergarten   ;)
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 07:43:08 am by Deino »
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
...
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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W.H.Auden (1945)

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #108 on: December 01, 2018, 01:49:22 pm »
Interesting to say the least - and a frivolous excuse on the maps    some folks will do anything to get a freebie book !!

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #109 on: December 02, 2018, 02:39:48 am »
Interesting to say the least - and a frivolous excuse on the maps    some folks will do anything to get a freebie book !!

Probably I was too naïve, but what really annoys me is, that he promised a review and he must be aware of this strange "rule" already before he insisted several times - plus always promising - to send him the books for free in return for a review.

As such; I'm really annoyed by his blatant lie. If he would have given me a bad review due to this issue, due to the high price in India or due to other points he does not agree or the Indian side has a different perception and understanding, then fine, it would be his opinion,... but now I'm indeed - sorry to say so - really pissed off.    >:(

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My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #110 on: December 02, 2018, 03:30:45 am »
A very interesting read about the borders of India.
If the neighbouring Countries would impose a similar law - then you would be a "criminal" by default as soon as you would draw just any map of the region.
I just hope that my Countries neighbours will not fall back to the borders of some centuries ago - we would simply be erased from the maps :-(

Bad thing regarding the "freebies for review" - not new and not surprising though. I could add to the story my experience with a well renown publisher of British magazines... but it has nothing to do with "Secret Projects" of aircraft.

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #111 on: December 02, 2018, 05:23:02 am »
Andreas - just ask him to return the book then ..

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #112 on: December 02, 2018, 06:07:00 am »
Andreas - just ask him to return the book then ..

I think it's simply not worth ...
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
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For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #113 on: February 01, 2019, 01:47:23 am »
Hey, I got two very nice reviews:

The first from SAC at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caffeinatedanalyst/posts/2224407534545833?__tn__=K-R

And the second one in the closed group "The Aviation Enthusiast Book Club" also at facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/359410134220076/permalink/1197707947056953/
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
...
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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W.H.Auden (1945)